PUTRAJAYA: A total of 34,271 (7.77%) out of 441,137 students scored straight A's in the 2011 Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) examinations, making it the best PMR results in the past four years, said Education director-general Datuk Seri Abd Ghafar Mahmud.
He said the National Average Grade (GPN) for the examinations improved from 2.74 to 2.71 this year (a lower GPN indicates better results).
(In 2010, the percentage of straight A's scorers was 7.02%.)
"This year's GPN indicator is also the highest of the past four years.
"Additionally, all subjects showed an improvement in student achievement, except Bahasa Melayu, Mandarin, Iban language and Islamic Studies," he said when announcing the PMR results analysis here on Thursday. - theStarOnline